As the Dane is ready for his home Man Utd debut, Hojlund played almost as many minutes in eight days as Martial has in the entire season.
Rasmus Hojlund was making his Manchester United debut, and he felt that he did a good job of jumping in. “I myself think that I made a good jump-in, and I hope that there are more minutes after the national team break,” he stated.
Following his 30-minute performance against Arsenal, the Dane twice played as a substitute in his country’s two Euro 2024 qualifiers last week. Hojlund suffered a back issue and missed the first three Premier League games, but he was healthy for Denmark’s games.
When the £72 million attacker is certain to play at Old Trafford on Saturday against Brighton, Erik ten Hag will be eager to include him in the match. His management will also find the game to be meaningful.
In the Dutchman’s first competitive match as United manager, the south-coasters defeated United 2-1. In retrospect, the early 4-0 away defeats to Brighton and Brentford taught Ten Hag a bitter lesson that motivated United to a top-three finish.
Given their respective outstanding seasons, the losses to both teams were somewhat less painful in hindsight. However, things will be different this time and there is an opportunity for vengeance on Brighton.